Anticipation of the Penitent

Christian Books, General Fiction, Horror

By Nancy LaRonda Johnson

Publisher : Nancy LaRonda Johnson

Anticipation of the Penitent

ABOUT Nancy LaRonda Johnson

Nancy LaRonda Johnson
Nancy LaRonda Johnson is a passionate writer of Christian and other fiction and poetry, and has recently published her debut literary Christian speculative novel, Anticipation of the Penitent. She has written short stories, poetry and personal journals most of her life, has a Bachelor of A More...



When Alezea is trapped by the Devil, she bears him a son and knows her life will never be her own. She is the mother of Thomas, a man reared by Satan to be a killer of life’s most innocent – little girls. Alezea lives detached from the horrors committed by her son and from her domination by the entity who uses her as he pleases. Until she meets Martha who shows her a way out. Now Alezea will risk her very soul to free Thomas from his father. The fight to save her son will either redeem Alezea or destroy her forever.

Rachel knows Thomas’ history, yet she believes her presence can transform him. Her belief in Thomas might send her fully into the Devil’s realm or provide an opening for God’s miracles in both of their lives. In a scheme to continue his father's line, Thomas may ruin his alliance with Rachel or rend himself from the dominion he was born to hold. The impulse to contrive his future takes Thomas to new heights in his lifework as a killer, pushes him toward maturity, and forces him to encounter the astonishing truth of his heritage.

Anticipation of the Penitent depicts the battle between good and evil in one family until it is rendered to its destined completion. Only then will it be known whether Alezea succeeds in her struggle to be free from Satan’s control.

During my most amazing vacation, a 14 day Panama Canal cruise, there was a "reading" activity, where people would read works out loud and talk about it. I decided to write a story instead of read one already written. That flash fiction, about two pages, was the start of this book. The character stayed with me and told me that she was more than just a flash fiction character.

“Well written with a superb plot.”

“…a good vs. evil literary wonder.”

“…unique twist on an otherwise common theme: serial killer.”

“...a world and cast of characters that are on the edge of the divide between good and evil.”   

"I definitely count myself blessed to have read this book."

"The characters are so real I wish I knew them."